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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH ORANGE COUNTY YOUTH LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION AWARD WINNER

On February 8, 2011, Amanda Allspach, a Junior at Pine Bush High School, accepted the Association of New York State Youth Bureau's Ann M. Irvin 2011 Youth Recognition Award.  This award was presented during the 2011 Youth Leadership Forum held in Albany.  She is pictured here with Senator Bonacic and Joy Hansen, Youth Engagement Specialist for System of Care at the Orange County Youth Bureau.

February 8, 2011
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Senator Bonacic Discusses Gas Drilling with DEC Acting Commissioner Martens

February 8, 2011 - New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I - Mt. Hope) discussing the role of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation in overseeing the regulation of gas drilling in New York State with DEC Acting Commissioner Joe Martens.

February 8, 2011
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SENATE RACING COMMITTEE TO HOLD HEARING MONDAY

State Senator John J. Bonacic, Chairman of the Senate Racing Committee, Wagering & Gaming today described his goals for Monday’s Committee hearing on the future of racing, wagering and gaming in New York.

“I am looking forward to hearing what those who are most hands-on with the racing industry have to say about the sport’s future in New York,” Senator Bonacic said.

February 4, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Committee on JudiciaryJohn J. Bonacic12:30pm, Monday, January 24th, 2011 Room 123 CAP

January 24, 12:30 PM - 12:37 PM
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and WageringJohn J. BonacicTuesday, January 25th, 2011 9:30amRoom 123 Cap

January 25, 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM
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Public Hearing: To hear from interested parties on their views of the future of racing, wagering and gaming in New York State

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and WageringChair: Senator John BonacicPublic Hearing: To hear from interested parties on their views of the future of racing, wagering and gaming in New York StatePlace: Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 10:30 A.M.Contact: Adam Richardson (518) 455-2406ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

February 7, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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SENATOR BONACIC RELEASES STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO'S BUDGET PROPOSAL

“The classic budget rhetoric wars of the past will fail this year – and I suggest the special interests tone down their rhetoric and stand as partners in finding solutions, rather than take out advertisements, which merely fight for the status quo.” 

“This year, taxpayers have said enough! Taxpayers have said:

February 1, 2011
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Senator Bonacic dicussing the Property Tax Cap and Mandate Relief

January 31, 2011 - New York State Senator John J. Bonacic discussing the Property Tax Cap and Mandate Relief legislation that passed the Senate.

February 1, 2011
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BONACIC: TAX CAP LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today said the State Senate has passed legislation (S.2706) which would enact Governor Andrew Cuomo’s school property tax cap legislation for schools and local governments. In addition, the Senate passed legislation (S.2707) to ban new unfunded mandates.

“Governor Cuomo heard statewide what we in the Hudson Valley and Catskills have known for years – property taxes are chasing people from our State. The special interests may oppose a property tax cap, but overwhelmingly, when asked, taxpayers support it.”

January 31, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH ULSTER COUNTY FEDERATED SPORTSMEN

On January 25, 2011 representatives of the Ulster County Federated Sportsmen came to Albany to attend the Second Annual “Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day”. Here some of them are pictured with Senator Bonacic and Senator Larkin after discussing their legislative agenda.

January 25, 2011
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Senator Bonacic Discussing the 2011 Job Creation Package and Taxpayer Protection Plan

January 19, 2011 - New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I - Mt. Hope) discussing the 2011 Job Creation Package and the Taxpayer Protection Plan on the floor of the New York State Senate

January 20, 2011
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BONACIC: SENATE PASSES JOBS LEGISLATION

State Senator John J. Bonacic, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today announced the State Senate has passed two important Constitutional Amendments, as well as one other piece of legislation, designed to create jobs in New York and permanently stop out-of-control government spending.   You can read news articles about this legislation at:

January 19, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC NAMED CHAIRMAN OF TWO SENATE COMMITTEES

Will serve as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Racing, Wagering and Gaming  

January 11, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH LIBERTY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AFTER STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS


On January, 5, 2011, Megahn Burke, a senior at Liberty Central High School, attended Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address, at the Governor’s invitation. Later, Ms. Burke met with Senator Bonacic. She is pictured here with the Senator, school Superintendent Michael Vanyo, and her father David Burke.

 

January 6, 2011
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New York State Senator John J. Bonacic discussing Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address

New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I - Mt. Hope) discussing Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address on January 5th 2011.

January 5, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR BONACIC ON GOVERNOR CUOMO'S STATE OF THE STATE MESSAGE

January 5, 2011:  “Governor Cuomo has the support of the people of New York and a mandate for change.  The past two years of State government have increased spending by over $14 billion and increased taxes by over $10 billion – all of which I voted against.”

January 5, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC STATEMENT ON PROPOSED LAYOFFS AT BELLEAYRE

"The DEC, by targeting Belleayre as harshly as they have, has shown misplaced economic priorities. Belleayre makes money for the State and is an asset that is the economic catalyst for our region. The State has made it their economic plan for the Catskills to be a place of outdoor recreation and high quality water. That means, simply, that our region should not take a disproportionate hit in the outdoor tourism industry. To cut jobs at Belleayre will result in job losses for our small businesses throughout the region that depend on Belleayre for their livelihood.

November 17, 2010
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SENATOR BONACIC STATEMENT ON STOCKBRIDGE MUNSEE COMPACT

"Casinos have long been talked about in the Catskills but various road blocks have always gotten in the way. If Governor Paterson signs the Stockbridge Munsee Compact, as his office has told me that he will do, it is another opportunity to create jobs and rekindle tourism in the Catskills. The work will now shift to Washington to have the Federal government approve this casino. Senator Schumer and Senator Gillibrand have increased clout given the recent elections have made their Democratic Majority smaller. I am hopeful that both of them will use that clout to have the Obama administration approve what the Bush administration would not.

November 17, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC: ON THE FIRING OF DEC COMMISSIONER PETER GRANNIS

“Governor Paterson’s apparent decision to fire DEC Commissioner Peter Grannis is bad government at its worst executed by an accidental Governor with no moral, fiscal, or leadership authority whatsoever.”  

October 22, 2010
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BONACIC: PASS SCHEIDERMAN ETHICS BILL (AND BRING ON THE GRAND JURY TO LOOK AT THE SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP) - NOW!

In the wake of the bombshell report released yesterday by State Inspector Joseph Fisch, which noted numerous improprieties by Democrats who rule State government, Senator John J.

October 22, 2010
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